title: Missives
fandom: Hikaru no Go
characters/pairings: Waya/Isumi
rating: G
warnings: none
summary: Isumi and Waya find ways to connect in the interim.
notes: a sequel to Dangling the Carrot. takes place just after the pro exams are over, and i'm prolly fudging the timing a bit...

Waya -

I'm sorry for the long delay since the last time we saw each other. I feel rather childish, leaving like that without a word, and isolating myself... I suppose you must understand, because you haven't forced your way inside.

I said that this would be my last year to take the pro exam, but now that I've failed, I find that I can't quite give up. But... I don't know how to go on, again, either.

I'm proud of you, Waya. I made you a promise, and you should know, that as far as I'm concerned, we are together now.

Which means I can tell you... Yoshitaka, I love you.

Isumi Shinichirou

Isumi -

Damn it, why'd I spend hours setting up an email and IM account for you, anyway? Sheesh.

You'll take the test again, and kick ass. You should have been in the top three this year. I'm not sure what happened with Shindou, but c'mon, think about it, who's your competition next year?

I wish it had been you instead of Ochi. Or even Shindou. But I'm glad I made it, 'cause I wanna hear what you said in your letter to my face. That's all the motivation I need.

So here's a new bet for you, Isumi. Make it to the pros next year, and I'll let you top. ^_^

So, when are you coming out of your cave? If we're together, I want to be together.


ps - I'll call you by your given name when you come see me.

Waya -

You know, I nearly forgot what a brat you can be. Hrm.

You know I don't like computers much. Isn't it better to feel the paper in your hands, to see my handwriting?

I haven't decided yet what to do about the future. One day at a time. Though your bet is intriguing. We will talk about your bet.

I'm not in a cave. I don't want to be selfish, Waya, but give me more time. I was thinking about college. Thinking about a lot of things, actually.

I'll need you to be a part of my future, whatever it is.

Good luck on your matches, Waya. Forgive me for not being there.


Isumi -

It's been a few weeks since your last letter. I've called a couple of times, but I guess you aren't taking my calls. You say that you want your future to be with me, and that you consider us together, but it's been a few months now, Isumi. How can we be together if you are avoiding me?

I don't care about holding paper and handwriting, Isumi. I want to see you. Talk to you, be with you...

I miss you.

I've moved into my own place. My own place, Isumi. I'm having a get together next week. Please come?


I don't understand why I had to learn this second hand. You're in China? I don't suppose you'll check your email, though I did send you dozens a few messages.

China. Why didn't you tell me? I guess this means you will be taking the pro exam again... I want to believe it's because you wanna get inside my cute little ass, but I know that's not it.

What's happened, Isumi? Do you not want me anymore?

I can only hope your parents forward you this letter. I don't even know where you are anymore...

Waya -

I'm sorry that I didn't tell you before I left for China. I'm actually going to be staying here, probably until right before the pro exams begin. I'm sorry... Waya... I love you. Can't wait to get home, and tell you everything... I've been a fool. I can see that now. But I'm learning so much, and I'm improving, a bit at a time...

I'm getting my confidence back. I WILL be with you in the pros soon, Waya.

Love you, Waya... Please don't give up on me.

Your Isumi

My Isumi -

(Heh, I like the sound of that.)

Well, I'm happy for you that you are regaining your confidence, and that you are learning a lot. I'm really psyched that you have decided to take the pro exams again... not that I really doubted it, I mean, what are guys like you and me supposed to do if we can't play Go?

As for the rest, well... we'll talk about it in person, eh? Don't tell me that I have to wait until after the exams to get my prize for making pro...

Some interesting things are going on here, Isumi. Come back ready, and strong.

Your Waya

Waya -

I hope you check your email. Well, I know you do, but.

Coming home tomorrow. It will take most of the day to get home. Meet you at the station the day after tomorrow?

I'd say more, but my roommate is helping me with this infernal machine.